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Police Dog Discovers Drugs in Car Parked at Park-and-Ride Lot

Three people face charges after Ingo sniffs out marijuana and cocaine.

Three people found sleeping in a car were arrested early Friday morning on drug-related charges thanks to the stellar snout of a police dog, Novato police said.

Cpt. Kevin Naugle contacted three people inside a vehicle at the Armstrong Drive park-and-ride lot, just off Atherton Avenue, at 12:53 a.m. According to Sgt. Nick Frey, Naugle retrieved his narcotics-trained dog, Ingo, from his police cruiser and the dog detected drugs inside the suspect vehicle.

A search revealed several bags of suspected cocaine and marijuana, Frey said.

All three people were arrested and booked at Marin County Jail — Shasta Lynn Fox, 23, of Oakland; Casey Wade Fox, 25, of Arcata; and Courtney Mangas, 22, of Arcata. Each faces charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and possession of more than an ounce of marijuana.

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Joe Marshall January 19, 2013 at 05:09 AM
Amazing! The Pennies for Police Dog Campaign enabled the narcotic's training for all three dogs. This is such great news! Go Ingo! Go NPD!
mike jones January 19, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Why in the hell would you sleep at the park and ride you know cops always checks that place out.
L. J. Butterfield January 20, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Appears there are a lot of drugs in this city. Glad the K9 cops are arresting the drug dealers.
Kathy S. April 16, 2013 at 06:11 PM
As you can see, these people are NOT from Marin- more and more dealers, thieves & shoplifters have been coming here thinking we're an easy target and because they think we're all rich- HA! I love it when they get caught like this- that will teach them not to screw around with MARIN COUNTY Police or the people!!!

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